Installing windows/games on external HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fugue, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Fugue macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB hard drive (USB 3.0) and I have a few questions.

    I'm using a 2012 MBA and I want to install some games on the HDD to save precious space on my Air. How would I do this? Would I have to install the OS on the HDD or can I simply set the install location right on the HDD? Also, will USB 3.0 be fast enough to play games like Diablo III, etc...?

    One more question.

    I would also like to install Windows 7 (and eventually 8) onto the HDD. How would I do this?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Many apps will fail to function or update properly if they're moved from the /Applications folder. You're better off moving user files to the external, rather than apps or system files.

    Freeing up space in Mac OS X
  3. jarnold macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Windows Go will solve most of your problems in a few months.

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